Tuesday, May 17, 2011

made in japan

shimanto I drank this the other day.

When I saw the label, "Shimanto Red", I thought it was Rooibos tea, but when I read the label I realized it was a straight black tea.

Shimanto is an area in Kochi prefecture. Apparently there are many tea farms there.

This tea is smooth and I am glad they add no sugar to it.

I noticed on their website that they also have a Royal Milk Tea version, so I'll be keeping my eye for it around here.

14 comments:

Rowena... said...

Is it or is it already getting to be ice tea season for you? I thought about brewing some sun tea, as it's nice to have something refreshing other than ice and water.

K and S said...

yup Rowena, iced tea season..& iced coffee...been brewing stuff in the refrig for past couple of weeks now, just put um in bottles and steep overnight. strain before drinking...ono!

Take care.
Kat

jalna said...

Interesting label with those stick figures. Can't figure out what they're doing . . . warming their hands over hot coals? I like your background color with the diagonal line and the bright dots . . . very cool.

K and S said...

I think they may be roasting the tea Jalna :) Actually the background is the floor with the lights shining down on it!

Take care.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

I always love trying new drinks in Japan and they always seem to be coming out with new ones and different versions esp in the different seasons.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

so true J-A!

Take care.
Kat

Patzie said...

I miss Japanese Royal Milk Tea. I don't know what they put in it that makes it so good and different from other tea I had!

K and S said...

I think Royal Milk Tea is a Japanese invention Patzie :)

Take care.
Kat

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Royal Milk Tea!!! I miss it. I appreciate you talk about all these small stuff (how do you call in English) in your daily life. I find it interesting and making me nostalgic. :-)

K and S said...

Thank you so much Nami :)

Take care.
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

Hey Kat! Have you visited any of the tea farms in Japan before? Have always been curious about that. Going to attempt and see if I can visit a tea farm in China when I'm there next month, fingers crossed! ^_^

K and S said...

Never visited a tea farm here Kathy, but have seen the rows of tea in many areas of Japan, beautiful! Hope you get to see them in China!

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

Interesting--I wonder why they call it "red?" ;-)

K and S said...

Deb in Hawaii, I should have mentioned that in Japanese, black tea is called ko-cha and the "ko" is the character for red.

Take care.
Kat